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f is for Fox

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Originally, I was only going to have 8 tracks on this album, and I had stopped recording. But I picked my guitar up and this song just came out. It almost took as long to play as it did to write. It’s not really the same style as anything else

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Film Club

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I’d just recorded Solitude and someone asked me what the next tune was going to be called. I joked that it will be the opposite of solitude… I Googled “the opposite of solitude” for inspiration, or perhaps a giggle, and it came straight up with a film called “The Opposite

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Tamarisk

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The idea of the music came when my friend sailed over to Ireland to buy a new yacht. The boat was called Tamarisk and he sent me a photo of it when he bought it. At the same time, I started writing with the idea about being on a journey

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The Wedding

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I wanted to write a piece of music called The Wedding. I wanted to plot out the whole wedding day. It starts out quite formally, the way that a traditional wedding ceremony would. Then it becomes looser and becomes less and less formal. The second theme is out of time,

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Solitude

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The introduction is a poem about an albatross called L’Albatros by Charles Baudelaire L’Albatros Souvent, pour s’amuser, les hommes d’équipage Prennent des albatros, vastes oiseaux des mers, Qui suivent, indolents compagnons de voyage, Le navire glissant sur les gouffres amers. À peine les ont-ils déposés sur les planches, Que ces

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Absent Friends

Absent Friends was written specifically to be the last song on the album, I wanted the last tune to be a solid melody that kept repeating and getting bigger.  I wanted to finish the album with a strong melody.  A lot of the other tunes are more of a journey

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In Rememberance

I specifically wanted to write something contemporary rather than something classical.  My first album sounded quite classical and I wanted to try and break free from that.  I’m not a classical musician.  My guitar is strung with nylon strings and it makes it sound classical and it is difficult not

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Always Dreaming

This image was on a wall around the corner from where I was staying in France.  I passed it everyday and I had to take a photograph of it before I left to come home.

 

 
 
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